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Today's Sports

  • Braves take down Simon Kenton

    “You’ve taken their best shot. Now give them yours.”

    Grant County baseball coach Darrick Lee instructed his players before their at-bat during the fifth inning of their district game against Simon Kenton on April 8.

    The Braves responded by scoring four runs to break open a 1-1 tie as they earned a 5-1 victory.

  • GCHS presents “Little...

    The Grant County High School music department will present their annual musical on April 23-25. “Little Shop of Horrors” will be performed at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and a matinée will be performed at 2 p.m. on Sunday. The play is one of the longest-running Off-Broadway shows of all time.Tickets may be purchased prior to the show at school or on the night of the event at the door and are $8 for adults and $5 for students and children.

  • Lady Braves earn win over...

    Building a lead one inning at a time, Grant County’s softball team earned a win in their first district game.

    The Lady Braves defeated county rival Williamstown 9-0 on April 7.

    “The kids knew it was a district game and it was one of those games that they took by the teeth and did their job,” GCHS coach Ott Reed said.

  • Demons start season with...

    A year removed from a five-win season, the Williamstown baseball team is starting off on the right foot and a big part of it is believing in themselves.

    The boys faced a hard test in their first game, falling behind 5-0 after the first inning to Gallatin County on March 23.

    Senior Joel Price was on the mound for the Demons, shaking off his start by following with four innings of shutout baseball as Williamstown rallied for a 7-6 victory.

  • Passion drove GCHS duo

    Basketball has been a lifelong passion for the duo that led the Grant County boys’ basketball team this season.

    Mike Davis and Isaiah Wartman only played together for the final two years of their high school careers, but both brought the same intensity every time they walked on to the hardwood.

  • Sports Shorts

    Grant County Youth Football holds camps

    The Grant County Youth Football League will hold its 2010 Youth Football Camp from April 19 through May 27. The camp will run for six weeks on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 to 8 p.m.

    Sign-ups for the camp will be held April 10 and 17 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Grant County High School football field house.

    Registration is $40 with an additional $10 equipment fee.

    For more information, contact Chris Helmer, GCYFL athletic director, at 757-9636 or Angie Hunley, league president, at 466-1467.

  • Sports Shorts

    Braves split games last week

    Score: 20-1 (five innings) win over Ludlow and 5-0 loss to Carroll County

    When: March 23 and 25

    Where: Grant County High School and Carroll County High School

    What: The Braves were able to rebound from their season opening loss to Bishop Brossart to dominate Ludlow 20-1. The Braves scored 10 in the first inning on their way to their five-inning victory.

    Hoping to continue with a win over Carroll County, the Braves were unable to muster any offense in a rain-soaked loss.

  • Lady Braves rely on pitching

    While the Grant County softball team waits for their bats to warm up, they are depending on their pitching staff to lead them.

    The Lady Braves are relying on junior Katelyn Roy to lead the staff as the ace, but they have also been able to see the strengths of sophomore Morgan McClure and eighth grader Hannah Thacker.

  • Runners raise money for American...

    Five Grant County runners took part in the 5K at the Mini Heart Marathon in Cincinnati and raised $300 for the American Heart Association.

    This has become a yearly event for Michael Schultz, second from left, and his friends.

    It all started several years ago when Michael’s grandmother passed away from a heart attack. He started to run and raise money in her honor. This year had a little more meaning to it as his grandfather from the other side of the family passed away recently because of a heart attack. Schultz ran in his honor also.

  • Lady Braves downed by Western...

    After a season opening win over Notre Dame, the Grant County softball team faced their first test of their season.

    The Lady Braves took on Western Hills and learned that, although they are young, they will have to get better at the plate.

    Grant County fell to Western Hills 5-1 on March 26, as they struck out 17 times.